These are the hottest 10 pop songs of the week as determined by About Top 40. This chart is compiled consulting data from various music industry charts and sources. It is intended to indicate the hottest rising hits. Recordings that have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
Film director Peter Berg put together Maroon 5's music video for the single "One More Night." It includes actress Minka Kelly portraying the love interest of the group's singer Adam Levine. He is a boxer in the clip and as it unfolds she decides to leave him.
The music video for Nicki Minaj's "Pound the Alarm" was filmed in her native Trinidad. It was filmed on location in Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. The clip includes other artists from Trinidad and carnival characters such as Dame Lorraine, Blue Devil, and Jab Jab.
Despite very little pop radio airplay, Mumford and Sons' singles "Little Lion Man" and "The Cave" have both been certified platinum for sales. They both reached the top 3 in alternative radio airplay. The group's first album Sigh No More has sold more than two million copies in the US alone.
More than eight months after its initial release, Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" continues to climb pop charts and even seems to be picking up momentum in pop radio airplay. The song has been certified platinum for sales and reached the top 5 on the adult pop radio chart.
Alex Clare first performed under the pseudonym Alexander G. Muertos. However he went back to his given name in 2010. Since the success of "Too Close," Alex Clare's album The Lateness Of the Hour has reached the top 20 on the UK album chart and climbed inside the top 50 in the US.
19 year old Cher Lloyd has both a strong fan base and a significant group of detractors at home in the UK. Despite the polarization, her debut album Sticks + Stones reached the top 5 on the album chart and her debut single "Swagger Jagger" was a #1 smash hit. She followed it with another top 5 single "With Ur Love."